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by Coyote
Wed May 16, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating
Replies: 9
Views: 14767

Feeling hot/hot flashes while meditating

Over the past couple of days I have felt hot flashes all over my body, even to the point of sweating, as my mind begins to calm down during meditation. I am in a cool room and not wearing heavy clothing - usually something light. What could be causing this?


Thanks and metta,

Coyote
by Coyote
Mon May 14, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why was the life of the Buddha and Mahavira so similar?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Why was the life of the Buddha and Mahavira so similar?

Traditional biographies of both men mention them to be Princes, both mention the same Siddharta, both related to the Ishvaku dynasty. Their births are both attended by numerous deities ect - I am sure many of you know the similarities. Why is this the case? Although it is generally agreed that Jaini...
by Coyote
Mon May 14, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breaking the precepts
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: Breaking the precepts

If you pay close attention to the exact moment when lying occurs, the causes and consequences will become very visible. Natural disgust will follow, and then the habit is a thing of the past. My advice is to just pay attention to what happens in your mind when you lie. Which mental states preceded ...
by Coyote
Mon May 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 28 Buddhas
Replies: 30
Views: 13138

Re: 28 Buddhas

Hi, I personally think they took place in the different human planes.Much like parallel dimensions or universes that exist at the same time as ours.Some are close to destruction others are being born.In Buddhist cosmology,i think there are several realms.From human,to lower realms,to higher realms....
by Coyote
Mon May 14, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 28 Buddhas
Replies: 30
Views: 13138

Re: 28 Buddhas

Hope it's OK to resurrect this thread. Found this while searching for info: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/bot/pdf/bot_1989_03_03.pdf Also, I don't know if any dates for the past 3 Buddha's of our age are provided in the Suttas or commentaries or elsewhere, but if anyone know...
by Coyote
Sun May 13, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: your home altar/shrine
Replies: 196
Views: 164245

Re: your home altar/shrine

Hi, Love all the pictures of shrines, they give me so much inspiration because I have been meaning to make one for myself soon, although I don't have a lot of room being a student and all. Where do you guys get your Buddha statues (I live in UK)? I have looked on ebay and there are some really nice ...
by Coyote
Sun May 13, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What can we be certain of in the Buddha's life?
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: What can we be certain of in the Buddha's life?

Thank you Cooran :anjali: Just to clarify, the idea of the Suttas being summaries rather than the verbatim words of Buddha is the teaching of the Classical Mahavihara Theravada? I ask about the reliability of the commentaries because they often contain information about the context of the suttas, pr...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular view - The Future of Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 10318

Re: Secular view - The Future of Religion

Adherence to strict morality codes from religious dogmas is at the root of abortion clinic bombings, countless misogynist policies, and human sacrifice, to name just a few. Suggesting that religious adherence equates with stronger and better ethical reasoning & moral behavior is spurious. I am not ...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular view - The Future of Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 10318

Re: Secular view - The Future of Religion

I think this is taking my point too far. I think there is a similar percentage of non-religious people that consider it immoral to kill, steal, and lie. Drinking is more likely, and therefore some reckless behavior, but I don't think any higher percentage of non-religious people would be so foolish...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What can we be certain of in the Buddha's life?
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

What can we be certain of in the Buddha's life?

I ask this not from a perspective of what is historically verifiable, but from the position of the Classical Theravada. Are the commentarial sources of the Buddha's life, and the early Sangha after his parinibbana possible fallible? Or are they to be treated as the historical truth of the matter? A ...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The body and the breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Re: The body and the breath

Coyote, I'll try my best to answer your important questions and respond to your well put points as soon as possible. I'm currently in a lot of pain and can't do much on the computer, but I'll get to it eventually. Just keep an eye on it. thanks Daniel, I am sorry to hear you are in pain. I will rem...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular view - The Future of Religion
Replies: 80
Views: 10318

Re: Secular view - The Future of Religion

How many non-religious types get together in a group once a week (give or take) and discuss ethics, inspiration, and goodwill? This doesn't mean non-religious people can't be ethical, inspired, or full of goodwill, but they are not constantly drilling that into their minds at church or temple every...
by Coyote
Sat May 12, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Breaking the precepts
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: Breaking the precepts

You've already experienced some benefits from the precepts, so can you imagine more benefits from a stricter observance of them? I was in the exact same situation, I saw no harm in occasional alcohol drinking. However, I was really surprised that I experienced a lot of benefits in total abstinence....
by Coyote
Fri May 11, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The body and the breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Re: The body and the breath

Thanks for all the replies. This is an interesting topic. Here's a better question. Did the Buddha ever teach, "Thou shalt not mix my teachings with the Chinese or Taoists"? I didn't say he did. It is just that if it is a Tao or Chinese idea, it wouldn't be present in the Abhidhamma or any of the co...
by Coyote
Thu May 10, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: The body and the breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

The body and the breath

I have been listening to a Dhamma talk by Thanissaro Bhukkhu on the Anapanasati Sutta (http://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/1843/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and he talks about a "subtle" breath energy that is not taken in with the in-and-out breath and is taken in through t...